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Police investigating Leesburg attack

Authorities in Loudoun County are investigating a Sunday incident in which three males were assaulted, and one possibly stabbed, in Leesburg, according to the county sheriff's office.

Deputies responded to the emergency room of INOVA Loudoun Hospital Sunday night, where a 19-year-old victim of a possible stabbing was brought in by two friends, according to authorities.

The victim, a Hamilton resident, was in the area of Orchid Drive in Leesburg around 8:30 p.m. where he was meeting two friends near the Spring Lakes community pool, police said.

The three men were approached and assaulted by two other teens sitting in a vehicle nearby, authorities said. One of the victims knew one of the suspects from school, according to Kraig Troxell, Loudoun county sheriff's spokesman.

The 19-year-old received non-life-threatening injuries that appeared to be lacerations or stab wounds, Troxell said, though no weapon was recovered. The other two victims were not injured, according to police.

Troxell said the motive for the attack remains under investigation. "There was no information about any prior issues between them," he said.

The incident remains under investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact Investigator T.F. Butler at 703-777-0475.

If the caller wishes to remain anonymous, they are asked to contact Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919. If the information leads to an arrest and indictment, the caller could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.

-- Caitlin Gibson

By Washington Post Editors  | October 25, 2010; 11:00 AM ET
Categories:  Loudoun  
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